Is UPS/surge protector necessary?

Whenever i use laser printer or microwave, my room lights flicker. Is this unstable electricity will affect my rig? Or should I buy a UPS/surge protector to protect my investment?

Thank you for any input.
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  1. Trojans said:
    Whenever i use laser printer or microwave, my room lights flicker. Is this unstable electricity will affect my rig? Or should I buy a UPS/surge protector to protect my investment?

    Thank you for any input.


    Yes, I recommend a surge protector or a UPS. Protecting your investment from not turning on, one of the components not working, etc.
  2. aredflyingbird said:
    Trojans said:
    Whenever i use laser printer or microwave, my room lights flicker. Is this unstable electricity will affect my rig? Or should I buy a UPS/surge protector to protect my investment?

    Thank you for any input.


    Yes, I recommend a surge protector or a UPS. Protecting your investment from not turning on, one of the components not working, etc.


    My PSU is 860. Does it mean I should have a UPS higher than that? Or Can I just stick with surge protectors as they are much cheaper than UPS. In fact, I already have a few surge protectors for my other electronics, but kinda concerned about my rig.
  3. Trojans said:
    aredflyingbird said:
    Trojans said:
    Whenever i use laser printer or microwave, my room lights flicker. Is this unstable electricity will affect my rig? Or should I buy a UPS/surge protector to protect my investment?

    Thank you for any input.


    Yes, I recommend a surge protector or a UPS. Protecting your investment from not turning on, one of the components not working, etc.


    My PSU is 860. Does it mean I should have a UPS higher than that? Or Can I just stick with surge protectors as they are much cheaper than UPS. In fact, I already have a few surge protectors for my other electronics, but kinda concerned about my rig.


    What's your power supply brand/name?
  4. aredflyingbird said:
    Trojans said:
    aredflyingbird said:
    Trojans said:
    Whenever i use laser printer or microwave, my room lights flicker. Is this unstable electricity will affect my rig? Or should I buy a UPS/surge protector to protect my investment?

    Thank you for any input.


    Yes, I recommend a surge protector or a UPS. Protecting your investment from not turning on, one of the components not working, etc.


    My PSU is 860. Does it mean I should have a UPS higher than that? Or Can I just stick with surge protectors as they are much cheaper than UPS. In fact, I already have a few surge protectors for my other electronics, but kinda concerned about my rig.


    What's your power supply brand/name?


    Seasonic Platinum 860 XP2
  5. For now, just get a surge protector. Much cheaper.
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